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date: 09 May 2021

Wilson, Robertlocked

  • David J. Hough

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(b Waco, TX, Oct 4, 1941). American designer, playwright and director. He was educated at the University of Texas (1959–62), studied painting and graduated in architecture from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (1965). He began writing plays and directing in New York in the 1960s, winning critical acclaim especially in Europe. His own Deafman Glance (1971), together with his set designs for A Letter for Queen Victoria (1975), won several awards, as did his designs for Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach (1974, Avignon; 1976, Metropolitan Opera). His stage designs include Charpentier’s Médée (1984, Lyons); sections of the multilingual epic the CIVIL warS, which Wilson wrote with Glass and Bryars (1984, 1985 and 1987, Rome and New York); Gluck’s Alceste (1986, Stuttgart); Salome (1987, La Scala); and Le martyre de St Sébastien (1988, Paris). His productions as a director have included ...

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